This numbered edition Acrylic Glass Print, designed by Justin Gedak, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Printed on archival-quality photo paper mounted on the back of a 1/8" thick, clear acrylic substrate, this artwork comes ready to hang on a wire attached to a wooden frame fixed on the back.
Digital Painting and Photo Manipulation of a Viking Mermaid by Justin Gedak 2016 I spent most of Christmas finishing this mermaid artwork. It ended up looking a lot different than I had originally intended, and I actually had a really tough time finishing it. I never intended the snow to be there, and had actually spent a bunch of time painting an old ship in the background. Something about it's angle, proportion, and lighting seemed very off though, so I cut it out, and added an abstract distant castle instead. With the snow, I imagine her as almost a viking mermaid at home up north in the cold of winter. I think it was fitting too that I was snowed in during most of the creation process for this digital painting (I sort of live out in the stick on the side of a mountain). Like a madman, I probably painted over a thousand layers on this one. That's what I love about painting digitally, no waiting for paint to dry. Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! This mermaid print was created with a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and a Wacom Intuos Pro drawing tablet. Based on the photography of Derek Brewster (Pygar)